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Bridgewater College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1880
Affiliation: Church of the Brethren
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,514
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $59,909,200
Admissions Address

402 E. College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599

Website

http://www.bridgewater.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@bridgewater.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Linda F. Stout
Admissions office telephone: (800) 759-8328
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.bridgewater.edu/index.php?id=19 Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 15 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 85%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 85%
Total applicants: 1,600
Total acceptances: 1,358
Total freshman enrollment: 423
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 708
Male acceptances: 574
Male freshman enrollment: 194
 
Female applicants: 892
Female acceptances: 784
Female freshman enrollment: 229
Out-of-state freshmen: 23%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 78%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 550
Math: 450 – 560
Combined: 900 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.5% 1.7%
600-699 9.6% 11.6%
500-599 41.1% 40.6%
400-499 39.9% 41.4%
300-399 6.9% 4.7%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 24
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 18 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.3% 6.7% 4.4%
24-29 23.3% 18.9% 21.1%
18-23 51.1% 41.1% 40.0%
12-17 22.2% 27.8% 33.3%
6-11 0.0% 5.6% 1.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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